Take a look at “The Doctor Is Sick”

My book is now available in google play .

https://play.google.com/store/books/details?id=StNmDwAAQBAJ

How I survived stroke and heart surgery.

The changing of role from being a doctor to become a patient.

The struggles during recovery.

The true emotion of a patient and the family.

Coping and post-traumatic growth.

Pink October -To never give up

The hope is to never give up.

The battle you are in is not for you alone but also for everyone around. They always say, they know it is not easy. They tell you to be patient. They reassure you everything is going to be okay. They say the pain is temporary.

That makes you wonder – do they really know how you feel? Your everyday stuggles? Your fears? Your pain?

Then you ask yourself – will I ever recover? Again and again you cry when no one is looking. You feel alone in this battle.

We may not fully understand you… We may not feel your pain… We may walk in different shoes… We may not have the best words to comfort you…But we care as much as you do. And we pray for you…

You are not alone.
There is always hope.
You are a warrior the moment you decided to see a doctor.

Pink October.
The hope is to never give up – all of us.

#pinkoctober #awareness

Path & light

To learn is a life long commitment. You’ll never know/learn enough. The dark path that you thought had brought you down can lead you to the most beautiful things in your life. It is fascinating to see how dreams transform into reality and how much you can achieve in the most difficult times when you least expect them. Trust your instinct, put your heart and mind into it… and venture down that that path with hope and courage. That’s the beacon that will not lead you astray. Look hard and follow the light. That beacon’s light is always there but sometimes you are distracted by the scenery around you making you forget its call. Seek for the light… dare yourself to dream, and dream big. Trust me, you’ll get there…

Have I found mine? I dare not say…

Idayu Maarof, 29th July 2017

Author; The Doctor is Sick (2016)

Reflections of the heart

Listen to the echoes

& the whispers from within

You are not alone

I’ll keep you safe

If you live by the rules
 

Feel for the beating flesh

As it rushes and gushes

Far beyond imagination

Crossing every turn

Filling every space

To feed your soul

With the whispers & echoes

That say, listen and understand

You are racing against time

Do you live by the rules?
 

Just listen to the echoes

& the whispers from within

That is your guidance

Till the flesh stops beating

Till the gushes flow no more

The echoes come to an end

& the whispers go silent

Did you live by the rules ?

You will be asked again
 So, listen while you can

To the echoes & whispers from within

That tell you to embrace life

That tirelessly feed your soul

Before your time comes to an end

When you are alone

And no one can keep you safe

Unless you lived by the rules

As echoed by the beating flesh.

 

 

*embrace life*

Inspired by echocardiogram.

Written after my echo @ National Heart Centre (#IJN) on 05052017.

I feel her pain

She broke the news

I went silent

I did not know what to say

Fearing I might hurt her more

I could feel her pain

It was like deja vu

I had been there

But my storm was almost over

Whilst hers had strucked her like thunder

Abrupt and sudden

That she had no time to prepare

When she was told, ” You have cancer”

……

I wish her well, in my prayers I’ll always whisper her name❤

*for a special friend battling with cancer. I know she is strong.

Doctor’s smile

A sincere smile means a lot

When it comes after hard work

I know giving hope is not an easy job

It is pure deed coming from a golden heart

A million thanks I repeatedly said

Will never match the good that I have received

*Dedicated to my doctors, may they be granted the best in life.

Photo : first bake after my surgery.